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  • n. A flow of air.
  • n. The flow of air around an object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a relatively well-defined prevailing wind.
  • n. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
  • n. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The wet n wild airstream is hitting the beach at this not-to-be-missed Memorial Day weekend party.

    wet n wild at Hermosa Beach Street Fair May 26th – 27th

  • Hong Kong Observatory assistant director, Hilda Lam, said the situation may improve as the easterly airstream which is affecting Hong Kong will weaken in the coming two days. - Latest News

  • ..i'm picturing a small silver 'airstream' towed up near the top of a col on the tour route, w/ a lovely view of the valley below surrounded by distant towering peaks...

    This Just In: BSNYC On Vacation!

  • This airstream dragged me up from the underground as if desperate to separate me from the vampire.

    Arcane Circle

  • “Find your door, Candy,” I scream into the hot airstream.

    Soul Trapper

  • Friday's scrubbing came dramatically close to liftoff on what appeared to be a near-flawless launch day: With a helicopter overhead and a SWAT vehicle in chase, the space shuttle crew had left NASA's operations center in an airstream trailer for the 10-minute trip to the launch pad when word came: Launch of Endeavour is scrubbed.

    NASA abruptly cancels shuttle launch; Monday liftoff planned

  • Last weekend, underneath the canopy of a sprawling oak tree in a remote park in downtown Austin, a small group gathered around a vintage airstream, a table and few chairs.

    Danika Boyle: Sparks From the Culinary Edge

  • Like the set, a backyard of sorts, a vision of a low rent tag sale, in front of an airstream marked Waterloo, strobe lights hanging off trees, sirens, and like the central character portrayed with great brio by Mr. Rylance, Jez Butterworth's brilliant play is a divine mess.

    Regina Weinreich: Jerusalem on Broadway: No Trip to the Holy Land

  • Long ago, in high school, I played the flute, and I remember the work it took to memorize the finger positions, recognize the mark for each note, keep the airstream tight and steady, learn to adjust the tuning for temperature and humidity, all while keeping one eye on the conductor.

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  • This means the airstream at the back of the disc tends to move much more slowly than the airstream at the front, creating an imbalance in pressure … which is why Frisbees often turn over in flight.

    Fred Morrison’s wonderful invention, the Frisbee


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  • From the New York Times:

    Airstream's appeal seems to have few limits, and indeed a powerful world traveler recently provided proof of its persistent appeal. On a trip to Asia in February, Vice President Dick Cheney traveled in an Airstream — inside an airplane.

    Mark Silva, chief of the Washington bureau of The Chicago Tribune, accompanied the vice president as the press corps' pool print reporter. The group flew on a huge gray C-17 cargo plane that the Air Force calls the Spirit of Strom Thurmond, in honor of the late senator. Mr. Silva said that when he boarded he noted the familiar outline of the Airstream roof inside the vast fuselage.

    April 15, 2007